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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Two Great Ways to Protect Your Virtual Machines From Malware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to help IT professionals, including security and virtualization specialists, understand and choose between two modern approaches to securing virtual environments.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Enterprise Strategy Group Improving Incident Response with NetCitadel
sponsored by NetCitadel
WEBCAST: In this video, Enterprise Strategy Group's Jon Oltsik looks at the weakness of detection-focused security strategies doomed to failure. Responding to threats is what really keeps firms out of the headlines, and organizations need to prepare properly.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 2, 2014

NetCitadel

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Fortinet’s Solution for the Enterprise Campus: High Performance Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores major trends behind next-generation firewalls and how you can ensure network security while still enabling your employees.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Five Trends to Track in E-Commerce Fraud
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines five troubling trends in e-commerce fraud, and offers some guidance on how you can mitigate the risk they present to your business.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

What's Wrong with Traditional Firewalls? (Edu)
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

AlienVault Unified Security Mangement: Real-time Threat Detection
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This free trial software allows unifies tools for intrusion detection, asset discovery, vulnerability scans, real-time threat intelligence, and SIEM/event correlation in one easy-to-use and affordable solution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 24 Mar 2014

AlienVault

Antivirus Evasion Techniques Show Ease In Avoiding Antivirus Detection
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide uncovers what's next for avoiding some of the most dangerous cyber-attacks.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014


End Point Security in Medium and Large Organizations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides informative steps that IT organizations can take to ensure that data on endpoint devices is more consistently protected from theft, leakage and loss.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

The Pressing Need to Improve Incident Response
sponsored by NetCitadel
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of effective incident response and how with the right strategy, you can greatly enhance your security.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

NetCitadel

Combating Cybercrime - A Collective Global Response
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape and how businesses are combating cybercrime on a global level.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM Security Services Client Reference Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores essential case studies that will help you understand the evolving threat landscape and learn from your peers' compliance challenges.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the need for a new layered, defense-in-depth security approach – one that fortifies the endpoint itself through a handful of security controls and critical factors to keep users and endpoints safe.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Endpoint Security Technology
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With the increasing number of client devices-endpoints, IT is challenged with managing this sheer volume of endpoints as your organization is left with multiple vulnerabilities. This expert guide details how endpoint protection software can help block malicious network traffic while providing secure access to your sensitive business data.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Expert Guide to Secure Web Gateways
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Secure web gateways are becoming more prominent amongst many organizations, but understanding how to implement it into your infrastructure is imperative for optimal performance. Participate in this survey and gain access to this expert guide providing deeper insight into different feature options into how to circumvent deployment challenges.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores key tactics for thwarting cyber-attacks, how to protect your system, and the benefits of utilizing endpoint management.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

IBM Security Services Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide asks some key questions about the current threat landscape and analyzes cyber-attacks across the world.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Building momentum: Symantec's new approach to security
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Despite its undisputed dominance of the security market, Symantec's revenues have remained static in recent years. Arif Mohamed reports in this eGuide, whether the expansion of its enterprise data security, cloud and mobile portfolio will return it to growth.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Information Security ASEAN March 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This ezine looks at the security challenges facing IT security professionals in the ASEAN region with a look at threats and industry trends.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Information Security ANZ March 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This issue looks at the security challenges facing IT security professionals in the Australia/New Zealand region.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com

The Modern Malware Review: Analysis of New and Evasive Malware in Live Enterprise Networks
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the latest malware threats, analyzing more than 1,000 organizations and examining the malware samples that were initially undetected by industry-standard security solutions.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2013

Palo Alto Networks

State of Security Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With businesses recognizing the need for further investment in cyber-defense, it is essential to figure out which tools and strategies are best for your organization. Read now and find out more about the current state of security operations in 2014.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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